We regularly collect and curate resources for patients and communities. We’re always on the lookout for great new resources, and we love sharing them.
Resources for Finding Community and Support
The Trevor Project is probably best known for crisis support services: they have chat, phone, and text support programs for LGTBTQ+ youth.
However, they also have an extensive resource center with information on mental health, sexual health, gender identity, and related topics, and a moderated, affirming community space for youth ages 13 – 24.
Video chat based support groups where youth can connect with other gender diverse youth can be found at TransFamilies Support Services, Trans Families, and Gender Spectrum which are all linked off of our Virtual Communities and Support Groups page.
Many youth find community on Discord. Tip: keep that NSFW tag off!
Other starting points:
Staying Safe Online
Internet safety for older LGBTQ+ teens and for younger kids.
Seattle Library’s LGBTQ+ Staff Picks – includes sections for teens and youth, and movies.
QueerCME’s blog on gender inclusive adolescent sex ed.
Resources we have previously shared:
- Amaze.org provides great sex ed resources for younger adolescents.
- Sex Positive Families has an outstanding searchable resource database.
- Planned Parenthood’s Sex Education Courses
- Gender inclusive fact sheet on forms of contraception
- Callen-Lorde’s Guide to Safer Binding
- Callen-Lorde’s Safer Tucking Guide
Student Civil Rights
Check out the Movement Advancement Project for information on anti-discrimination laws by state. Lambda Legal also has information by state,
GLBTQ Legal Advocates and Defenders focuses on New England states, but also provides information on several categories of federal rights for LGBTQ youth.
Rights at School:
The resources below help clarify your rights at school. Additionally, GenderSpectrum has made an amazing Schools in Transition resource page with a step-by-step guide for supporting trans youth at school and an FAQ about bathrooms. Our favorite resource there is the Gender Support Plan which is an individualized plan you create for your LGBTQ youth with their school support team. Read our rights at school blog for additional information.
More resources for students:
- The National Center for Transgender Equality
- Fact Sheet from the Justice Department’s Office of Civil Rights
And our resources for student athletes.